Mermer played baseball for the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes, a Division II team (Trevor Davidson played Division III baseball). He obviously has a lot of power when he does make contact and it appears that he may share playing time in RF with Sergio Pedroza or act as a pinch hitter in key late-game situations. Mermer got his first start of the season on Monday afternoon and he went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer.
- Josh Arhart, Javier Garcia, Isaac Hess, Jamar Hill and Wilver Perez will represent the Seals at the Golden Baseball League All Star Game on July 14th in St George, Utah. Details are here.
- Carlos Duncan was replaced by Pedro Montero at 3B on Monday after Duncan committed his 10th and 11th errors of the season on Sunday. Montero went 2-for-4 with a run scored and raised his average to .140.
- The first half of the season officially ended on Monday. The Calgary Vipers and St George Roadrunners clinched playoff spots by winning their respective divisions.
- The Seals finished the first half with a 17-24 record, finishing 9 games back of the Vipers, 6 games back of the Edmonton Capitals and 4 games back of the Chico Outlaws. If the Vipers win the second half, then the team with the best combined record in the North Division will face them in the first round of the playoffs.
- If you take away the disastrous 1-7 road trip to start the season, Victoria was 16-17 the rest of the way.